|Hay Tedder completed painting|
Here is the Hay Tedder painting completed after the last stage of overpainting. Once the painting had dried out in the sun for a day, I brought it back into the studio and placed it back up on the easel. After a couple of days I had a look with fresh eyes and it became immediately apparent that a few things were bothering me and some adjustments were in order. I put out a bit of fresh paint and finessed a bit here, a bit there, glazed some areas that were too light and applied some highlights here and there with thicker paint. Changed a few hues and values, signed it and called it quits. One could noodle a painting to death -- its important to know when to stop. The painting will tell you when its done.
After two weeks (minimum) or longer I applied two coats of Old Masters Mastic Varnish which brought the whole painting to life and now it just needs to be framed.
I will most likely do a couple of field studies before beginning my next large studio work and will post them here, so please visit again.
Until my next post, then. Thank-you.